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The Challenges of Raising a 3 Year Old Boy

02.10.2014
The Challenges of Raising a 3 Year Old Boy

It’s time for a stay at home dad update! It’s been a few months since our son started preschool and I’m happy to report that he is doing well there after the initial adjustment period. The one persistent problem we have is when he gets frustrated, he’ll throw toys or hit other people, so we are working on that with the teachers. Anyway, he made some good friends his age and he is enjoying preschool overall. The truth is that life is much better for both of us on Tuesday, Thursday, and the weekend. Currently, he goes to preschool from […]

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Is Early Retirement a Good Example for Your Kids?

12.16.2013
Is Early Retirement a Good Example for Your Kids?

Last week, I got an email from a new reader asking a thought-provoking question about leaving Corporate America. “What sort of signal does it send to my kids?  Will I still be a good role model?” It’s a conundrum. We all want our kids to work hard, right? I don’t want my kid to grow up to be a slacker so is quitting my job to be a stay at home dad sending the wrong message? This is an impossible question to answer because every situation is different, but I think spending more time with your kids can only be […]

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It’s Time to Get Back in Shape (after 18 months away from the gym)

12.02.2013
It’s Time to Get Back in Shape (after 18 months away from the gym)

I haven’t had a decent workout for over a year and a half and it’s time to get back to the gym. I used to go to the company’s gym at lunch 3-5 times per week and it really helped me manage stress. When I became a stay at home dad, I was planning to do my bodyweight workout whenever we went to the playground. This didn’t work out well because we just don’t get to the playground consistently. I never got a good workout in at the playground anyway because RB40 Jr. always wanted me to play with him. […]

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Stay At Home Parents Need A Little Break Too

11.06.2013
stay at home parents mom dad need a little break too

I just realized that I haven’t given an update on my stay at home dad situation in a while so here goes. In September, we tried to send RB40 Jr. to preschool, but it didn’t work out so well. Basically, he cried until he fell asleep every day. After 4 days, the preschool said they couldn’t deal with him. It’s not a daycare and they can’t have kids sleeping there. I was pretty disappointed because I felt like they didn’t try hard enough. I think if we kept trying, Jr. would have gotten used to the teachers and the environment. […]

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